New Holland Honeyeater's tongue

Subject: New Holland Honeyeater's tongue
From: Peter Pfeiffer <>
Date: Wed, 23 Jul 1997 14:33:26
    Have just seen a NHH trying to lick something off a tinted window. I
was inside the room looking out cms away from its flicking tongue. It was
off-white in colour and feathery on the tip extending a beak's ( ?
bill,beak,what should I call it ? ) length beyond the tip off its beak. I
felt like the inside of a flower !  It continued this behaviour for half an
hour or more.  Do you think it was grooming itself or just trying to be
friendly with another of it's kind ? 


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